Chilhowie, VA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee

Q: Do I have a defense against a dog at large charge?

My dog ran out in the road and caused a bicyclist to wreck. The dog wasn't aggressive, just curious and immediately ran away when the wreck occurred. Do I have any legal defense against this?

2 Lawyer Answers

A: Call your homeowners insurance company and request that they defend you against any legal action taken against you. Ask them if the policy covers you for losses like this one. Good luck.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes, you may have some defense. But as noted by Mr. Black in his comment- you should notify your homeowner's agent. You may have coverage for this- and the insurance company would provide a defense for you.

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